Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More about Me

A million thanks to sweet Robin from Carrie Bradshaw Made Me Do It for giving me this award.

I know you don't need to know more about me.
I know how narcississtic I am already.
But I'm gonna go ahead and share more about me anyway :P

1. Where is your cell phone? bag

2. Your hair? curly

3. Your mother? best

4. Your father? gone

5. Your favorite food? sinful

6. Your dream last night? none

7. Your favorite drink? coke

8. Your dream/goal? happiness

9. What room are you in? work ;) hehehe

10. Your hobby? many

11. Your fear? loss

12. What do you want to be in 6 years? successful

13. Where were you last night? home

14. Something you aren't? brave

15. Muffins? chocolate

16. Wish list item? lenses

17. Where did you grow up? indonesia

18. Last thing you did? breakfast

19. What are you wearing? colors

20. Your TV? enough

21. Your pets? lenses

22. Your friends? precious

23. Your life? "simple"

24. Your mood? ecstatic

25. Missing someone? family

26. Vehicle? public

27. Something you're not wearing? jewelries

28. Your favorite store? thrift

29. Your favorite color? colorful

30. When was the last time you laughed? now

31. Last time you cried? movies

32. Your best friend? lucky

33. One place where I go over and over again? Jakarta

34. One person who emails me regularly? workmate

35. Favorite place to eat? KFC

Read Robin's here.
Whoever feel like doing this, go for it :D

Monday, January 25, 2010

SC's iPhone (Girly) Guilty Pleasure

Don't we love boys who are secure enough with their manliness, they don't mind being a little girly? Maybe.

So which girly game does sc play during his 30 minutes commute?
It's Sally's SPA!

He gives "people" manicures...

Relaxing massages...

....and facials :D

Shhhh. I am sure sc won't be too happy knowing that I shared his little iPhone guilty pleasure with you guys.
It'll be our little secret, ok?

Friday, January 22, 2010

When It Gets Warmer...

My sis complains endlessly about how I add a layer of turtle neck tee in almost all of my winter look and made it boring and monotonous.
Good news is, it's warmer these days, I can wear a dress without a layer of turtleneck tee underneath...
Bad news is....where did winter go????? I want a longer winter! I am not ready for summer!

Sleeveless tops, miniskirts, bathing suits...oh nooooo....
Are you ready for summer?

Dress = thrifted
Belt = H&M
Necklace = Metroplaza, Kwai Fong
Tights = no brand
Shoes = Argyle Center, Mongkok

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

I Tweet My Shit

I created a twitter account mainly due to my "others have it, I should too?" mentality.

What? Just being honest la~ :p

I started with following some food bloggers that I knew from the blogosphere (I can't believe I used the word "blogosphere"), posted a few updates, and soon enough (like...within an hour), the fun wore off. My food blog friends are mostly not in the same time zone as I am, and I was left with no one to @ with. My non food blog friends were having none of it, they were all too busy whoring themselves via facebook :D
Thus, my twitter account went into a deep virtual sleep, and the widget was removed from my blog.
I figured that a widget of outdated monologue would make my blog look really pathetic.

Recently, I was pleasantly surprised when I went back to my old and dusty twitter account (the last update was probably a few months ago), and found some great people to @ with.

What do I tweet?
I tweet my shit.
People might find what I tweet absolute rubbish, frivolous, meaningless, childish, low-b & 8-chi.
So what?
I am not a newspaper/portal/knowledge center/marketing genius/food or cooking or fashion expert. There are some of these guys out there, whose tweets I enjoy, but sadly, I am not them.
I am jack of all trades and master of none, i.e. I suck at everything.
It's a personal twitter, I don't tweet for a living, and I don't care what others think I should or should not tweet.
I can tweet LOL, hehehehe, hahaha, HAHAHA, :D :) T_T and >.< the whole day if I want to.
Spamming Tweeting my blog posts/pictures did give me a tiny wee bit more exposure and all that...but at the end of the day, what I really love first and foremost is....the interaction with people.

What people?
I follow people/entities for:
- Something I find interesting
- Something in common
- My love for Hong Kong
- Great conversations
- Laughs, and lots of it

I have not been a big fan of meeting my online friends.
I am a total paranoid.
I don't care how charming you are online.
You might be a freak, just as I am.

But, after a while, I developed certain feelings towards people I follow on twitter and I...evolved.

People/entities I knew before twitter
They are mostly food bloggers. I left comments in their blog, they left comments in my blog. I love their blog, and generally they had to at least pretend to love my blog due to blogging etiquette (LOL). But as I mentioned, I hardly get to talk to them as they tweet when I sleep :D

People whom I can't wait to meet in person
I find them interesting. They seem to be successful/talented/wise but they are down to earth. I enjoy talking to them, we clicked almost immediately like old friends. I can totally relate to them, I get them, they get me. They made me wonder if I'd enjoy their company in person as much as I do online.

People I deeply admire, but felt totally intimidated by
I love reading their tweets, I am in awe of their "published" knowledge or character or wisdom or talent or skills or success. But there's something unapproachable about them and that keeps me away from them (probably for their own good ^_^)

People I am not looking forward to meet in person
Let's just say that the chemistry just wasn't there :)
Why are they still in my list?
Maybe because there's such a thing as the benefit of the doubt? Could the chemistry be better in person? Do I misunderstand them? Am I too dumb so I don't get them? It's not them, it's me?

Anyways, I've pretty much cured my meeting-online-friends paranoia and met some really lovely lovely people.

I may get bored of twitter soon, but I'm sure I will still hate love you guys.

;) :) :D

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Boots or Socks?

I love gigantic sweater tees/minidress in winter.
But had a hard time deciding between heels + socks or boots?
...and relax! I wore a pair of shorts under that :p

turtleneck tee = MUJI, HK$165
sweater dress = Fa Yuen St market, HK$79
socks = bossini
shoes = H&M
boots = random no brand

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How Come My Clothes Look Better on Boys?

My clothes always look better on leaner, taller sc. Grrrrr~
But it's fun being able to share clothes. It's an excuse for me to buy more :D

The sleeves of the jacket's a bit too short, but that made it look kinda edgy.

Love the hat even more when I saw this faux leather strap at the back. Adds on to the cute factor!

jacket = MY thrifted jacket
top = H&M, HK$199
jeans = MY jeans from Fa Yuen St Market, HK$129
boots = Salem, around HK$1000
belt = argyle center, HK$20
hat = uniqlo, HK$129
earring = sino plaza, mongkok, around HK$1xx

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Feeling A Little Catty

Feeling a bit animalistic that day.
Plus, recently, I am loving this type of giant minidresses with bat wing sleeves, which are everywhere!
They're perfect for winter, they hide my winter bulk very well :D
I hate having to wear them with jackets though :( bat wing slevees aren't exactly jackets friendly.

Wore this ensemble to dinner and shopping.

Dress = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$59
Lace tights = Fa Yuen St Market, HK$59
Shoes and hat = H&M

Monday, January 11, 2010

Harem Pants for Boys. Yay or Nay? and Which Boots?

I like my boys to be adventurous in terms of fashion.
Willingness to try various clothings of mine? Always an added plus!
These are my harem pants, but unsurprisingly, look better on sc's leaner, longer legs...grrrr.

So, this is a yay for me, and I like em better with the grey boots.
What do you think?

A Splash of Orange

I've been so behind on posting outfit photos, you might still see this hair style when my real hair reaches my lower back :p

Here goes...this was what I wore last week to work. A splash of orange to sweeten up grey winter days. My new love = the snuggly scarf and my deep orange belt :)

top = Zara sale, HK$199
scarf = Fa Yuen St Market
belt = H&M, HK$79
skirt = cotton on
tights = random no brand
shoes = H&M

Friday, January 8, 2010

Do These Labels Bother You Too?

I remove almost all of these off my clothes.
It's not that I am ashamed of my size.
It's not that I am embarrassed by my clothes' labels.
But they ITCH like heck!

I believe that...I'm not the only one?
Or am I?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Javanese Kiddie Song on My Little Indonesian Instrument

The instrument is called saron, which is a part of indonesian (particularly javanese/balinese) musical ensemble, gamelan.

Bought this little darling on my last vacay in Bali.
You can just randomly hit the notes and get transported back to the beautiful island of Java or Bali :)

The title of the song is Gundul Gundul Pacul.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Using Black to Accent Colors?

A friend uses colors to accent blacks, and I use black to accent colors :D
We're both fabulousssss :D

top = thrifted
skirt = cotton on, HK$99
belt = H&M, HK$79
necklace & tights = kwai chung plaza
shoes = vincci, kuala lumpur
earrings = argyle center, HK$20

Monday, January 4, 2010

Silver Naraya Bag

Have you ever bought a birthday gift for someone, but you totally want one for yourself?

This was the case with this Naraya bag.
Bought it bag for a friend's birthday, but I so want one myself!
I hardly love Naraya bags, but this one....I could make exceptions!
It has a nice structure, looks totally expensive, dainty without puking pinks or flowers...neutral, elegant.

I'll head back to the shop (it's in Kwai Chung plaza, 2nd floor) and get one later :p
...when SC's busy :D

PS. I accidentally posted this on my food blog. Mondays do this to me. LOLz. Sorry about that, food people :D

Zara SALE Shopping Spree

I went to Zara SALE last weekend, it was rather early in the morning, so everything were stil in place and there was no queue in front of the fitting rooms. Oh yeah!

What did I get?
I got these 100% cotton tops with puffy lacy sleeves for HK$199

You know if I liked something, I'd buy them in every color?

So I got the black one too!

...and this nightie-ish, satiny dress in the shade of purple that I don't hate :D

I love the details, and I love how it fits me perfectly.

Plus, at HK$89...it's impossible not to buy.
I didn't buy any other color. The red's too slutty, the turquoise washes me out, and the black looks a little tacky.

and...I've bought...this super fierce dress.

It's a dress, with a little edge. HK$149

Love them, can't wait to wear them.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from Hong Kong!

It's funny how many of us debated whether there's gonna be fireworks on NYE in Hong Kong.
Apparently (and I never paid attention to this as I was mostly away during NYE during my 7 yrs stay in HK), it is not a tradition to have fireworks on NYE, normally they'd only put up that hideous light show. Ouch.

Light show or fireworks, I've decided that I'd do more than just sit in front of my TV to see it.
I debated watching it from Tsim Sha Tsui (the most popular spot with the best view of Hong Kong island skyline from across the harbour), but the crowd scared the shit outta me, so...no. I thought of watching it from Chater garden/statue square, Central, which means I'd see the fireworks really up close, right underneath it, which is fun, but my friend gave me the best idea, which is watching it from Peak Tower at Victoria Peak.

I got up there by 11 pm, waited in the cold (dancing obnoxiously to my music playlist helped a lot), and finally...the moment of truth...fireworks or light show?

HAHA! Fireworks! SC and I shouted out obscenities into the clouds (we were so close to the clouds, it's crazy!), I just set my camera on P (which is pretty much auto), took continuous shots, did absolutely none of those "how to photograph fireworks" tips and had a great time.

Wish you....(fill in the blanks)...